LAST year’s Class Four sprint double champion, St Jago High’s Joanne Reid, says she has no competition in the Class Three 400 metres at this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships. The lanky 14-year-old cruised to victory in heat two of the girls 400m qualifiers in 57.77 seconds, and despite producing only the ninth fastest time in her category for the day, she is confident that she could take the record along with her as well. “I am very confident of winning the event,” she told The Gleaner. “There’s nobody (competitions) right now, and I believe I can run a record time.” Reid described her race as easy and the Class Four 200- metre record holder expects a much stronger performance from herself when she turns out for the semi-finals and final. “It (heats) was alright. It wasn’t my best time, but it (race) wasn’t hard, it was a comfortable race,” she told The Gleaner. “But I expect a much better performance from myself for the semi-final and final. I don’t know what time I might run as yet, but I expect to win,” she stated confidently.
Tropical World in Letterkenny has become a huge success since it was launched.From skunks to butterflies, the centre on the outskirts of the town at Loughnagin has it all. Run by the well-known Alcorn family, the centre again opens for a busy season this Friday, March 30th.Last year the centre played host to more than 20,000 visitors and this year looks like it’s going to be even busier.However the centre will today host a very special open day to explain all it has to offer.The day, which runs from 1-5pm, is aimed at all those in the tourism sector as well as teachers from across the county and further afield. The day is aimed at showing first-hand al the amazing flora and fauna on display at Tropical World as well as answering any questions people might have.If anyone from the tourism of education sectors cannot make today’s open day, they are asked to contact Tropical World directly on 0749121655 or visit tropicalworld.ie.TROPICAL WORLD TO BLOSSOM FOR TEACHERS AND TOURIST BOSSES was last modified: March 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:OPENINGteacherstropical world
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Mike Lutmer, Warren Co.We are very, very dry. The corn is rolled at the moment and the beans are starting to wilt. I am pretty concerned. Out in Hillsboro it has been wet. We had a two-inch rain where we farm over there and then another three inches within seven to 10 days. Here in the past month we haven’t even had a half-inch — maybe two tenths. We got a sprinkle Friday or Saturday but not enough to do anything. The ground is cracking really badly. The beans are still green and blooming but they are not putting anything in the pods.Last week the corn didn’t look too bad yet but we are starting to get some tip-back already. If we would get a rain this week it would help immensely. There is a 60% chance for tomorrow afternoon. I am not holding my breath but I hope we get it.If you go over to the Ohio-Indiana line the crops over there look phenomenal, but this area here in Warren, a little bit of Butler and some of Clinton counties is really dry. The rain keeps going north or south of us.The hay I am raking now is pretty thin. I would like to see another 10 inches of growth on it but it had already bloomed. The hay quality has been very good, there is just not a lot of it. We are on the tail end of second cutting now so we’ll see what happens.Somebody in Warren County near the Clinton County line had 60 acres of soybeans that had Palmer amaranth really bad and they had to bush hog it all. I don’t know how they got it. I have heard about problems in Ohio with that but not around here.For the rest of this week’s droughty reports click here.
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One militant has been killed and two soldiers injured as the Army spotted a group of militants in a pre-dawn searches near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara on Monday.Initial reports suggest a joint party of the 10 JAKLI, Army’s 57 Rashriya Rifles (RR) and 41 RR observed the movement of a group of infiltrators and were challenged at Safawali Gali adjacent to Batpora forests in Kupwara.“One militant is killed so far. The body has been spotted and an AK-47 rifle recovered,” said a police official.The operation is on in the area as the militants and the security personnel continue to exchange fire. Two soldiers were also injured, said the police.